Grönholm joins field for Höljes Magic Weekend

World RX event winner will compete in the Supercar division with 2019 Hyundai i20


World Rallycross Championship driver Niclas Grönholm is the latest big name to be announced for the ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend at Höljes next month.

Grönholm, the son of double World Rally Champion Marcus, will enter the July 2-5 event in his GRX-run Hyundai i20 Supercar.

“It’s going to be awesome to finally get back to racing and rallycross!” Grönholm said.

“It’s been a long break for the sports world, and way too much time out of the Hyundai for me personally, but that’s behind us and now I’m very much looking forward to getting out on the track and facing many of my racing friends again.

“I expect the competition to be very tough at Höljes, so it will be a great chance for us to get ready for the upcoming World RX season, shake off the ‘rust’ and test our updated car.”

Grönholm finished fourth in the World RX standings in 2019, recording two race wins despite appendicitis forcing him to miss two rounds.

Organized by RallyX Nordic promoter RX Promotion and Finnskoga Motor Klub, which runs the Höljes circuit, the Magic Weekend is the first major rallycross event to take place since the beginning of the COVID-19 restrictions.

Already confirmed to take part in the Magic Weekend is two-time World RX champion Johan Kristoffersson, as well as RX drivers Oliver Eriksson and Fraser McConnell.

Words:Stephen Brunsdon

Photography:World RX Media